"This country and our philosophy of individual freedoms, rights and open markets have stood the test of time not just because they are right but because we have had brave men and women that are willing to give the ultimate sacrifice to secure those continued freedoms.
Our Veterans from WW-II on live humbly among each of us daily asking for little, but what was promised them for their service. The Republican Party believes that their sacrifices should be honored and those promised support after they served should get it, and it should be the best we can afford for them!
We have many that have come home wounded physically or mentally that we owe a great debt of gratitude to that we are not currently taking care of. The Veteran's Administration is years behind requests for medical disability and are overwhelmed with needs that we've promised them we would provide. It is the intention of Republicans to streamline and fund these programs so that those "coming home" can continue to count on the government that sent them into harms way.
Military downsizing now has over 200,000 active duty service members now scheduled to "come home" every year over the next five years to a system of support that is already overwhelmed and sometimes failing to meet the needs of current returning active duty, our recently activated Guardsmen and Reservists who served in both OIF/OEF wars. We must make these vital services a priority. We cannot let them down, we promised our support for their sacrifices and this is promise we must keep. The large numbers of these men and women "coming home" from active duty will need transition service assistance, education assistance, housing assistance and appropriate medical services. They served, they sacrificed... now it's our turn to step up for them, the Republican Party recognizes their needs and intends on providing those needs to them as promised.
Current and prior members of
America’s military have our admiration and support, and our nation owes them
better than our current epidemic a weak economy and high unemployment,
especially among our newest young veterans. Our principles of fairness
demand that our veterans receive the best medical care, training, and a
lifelong commitment of respect from our nation."
Veterans of the United States armed forces may be eligible for a broad range of programs and services provided by the VA.
Eligibility for most VA benefits is based upon discharge from active
military service under other than dishonorable conditions, and certain benefits
require service during wartime. If you are new to the VA,
the Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents and Survivors
booklet will help you get started.
VA's health care offers a variety of services, information, and benefits. As the nation’s largest integrated health care system, VA operates more than 1,400 sites of care, including hospitals, community clinics, community living centers, domiciliaries, readjustment counseling centers, and various other facilities.
Benefits & Services
VA administers a variety of benefits and services that provide financial and other forms of assistance to Veterans, their dependents, and survivors. Major benefits include Veterans’ compensation, Veterans’ pension, survivors’ benefits, rehabilitation and employment assistance, education assistance, home loan guaranties, and life insurance coverage.
Burial and Memorials
Burial and memorial benefits are available for eligible service members, Veterans, reservists, National Guard members, and eligible family members. Service include interment, headstones and markers, and Presidential memorial certificates. VA operates 128 national cemeteries in the United States and Puerto Rico, together with oversight and management of 33 soldiers' lots, confederate cemeteries, and monument sites.